Grow Ohio Valley’s organizers are hopeful the proposed Wheeling Food Hub will provide local farmers or small restaurateurs the necessary shared commercial kitchen space and tools they need to take their harvest or a special recipe dish and get it on grocery store shelves.
More than two dozen people turned out for the first Wheeling Food Hub stakeholder meeting, hosted by Grow Ohio Valley at the Public Market in downtown Wheeling on Monday evening. Plans are being made to house the proposed hub in the currently vacant building at 134 17th Street that once housed Wheeling Cycle and Marine.
Grow Ohio Valley Director Danny Swan said the idea of the Wheeling Food Hub is to provide a shared commercial kitchen facility to support growing farmers, chefs, bakers and restaurateurs in the valley.
He said they are currently in the feasibility and business planning phase of the food hub and currently working on building renovations.
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